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>> murase? >> yes. >> and six ayes. >> i will hear the rotation of the new officers. >> norton and fewer, and richard a. carranza is treasurer of the financing commission. >> moved. >> second. >> and rotation. miss fewer? >> yes. >> mr. haney. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes. mendoza. aye. >> wynns. >> aye. >> yes. >> are there any public comments and any other business before the financing corporation? >> seeing none, i now adjourn the meeting of the sfusd corporation and resume the meeting of the regular board of
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education. >> all right our next order of business is a membership appointment to the san francisco board of education's quality and oversight committee. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. >> may i hear a reading of the recommendation by the superintendent? >> we i would like the executive director richards to read. >> good evening, superintendent and commissioners. >> i'm mary richard i am the liaison, and so i am happy to announce our new appointment for the committee, the new action is that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district appoint the following person for membership to the quality
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teacher and education act. and the name of our perspective member is shaman walton he is currently the director for young community developers and formerly for the city and county of san francisco children's fund and formally program officer for the department of children, youth and their families. and i don't need to read the background. if you have questions about the application process? >> okay. i don't have any public speakers on this item. signed up. are there any comments or questions from the board? >> it does not appear that there are. may i have a roll call, please? >> thank you. >> miss ly? >> yes. >> wong? >> yes. >> fewer in >> yes. >> mr. haney >> yes. >> miss maufus.
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>> yes. >> mendoza. >> yes. >> murase. >> aye. wynns. >> aye. >> and we are all acquainted and i am sure that he will do a great job. >> the next order of business is our election commission appointment. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. the recommendation is that the board of the education of the san francisco unified school district appoint, kathleen catalina ruiz-healy to the election commission of the city and county of san francisco for a five year term of commence on january 8, and to expire on january 1, 2018. >> are there any comments? >> commissioner mendoza. >> i think that she has done a good job and i appreciate all that she has done and i want to ask my fellow colleagues to
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support her as well and she is getting married on sunday. this is not the kind of gift that she would really want to get for her wedding. but she has done a terrific job. >> thank you, commissioner mendoza, i think that you speak for all of us. roll, call, please? >> thank you. >> ly. >> yes. >> wong? >> yes. >> fewer. >> yes. >> haney. >> yes. >> maufus. >> yes. >> mendoza >> yes. >> murase. >> yes. >> and norton. >> seven ayes. >> great. item m, discussion of other educational issues there are none tonight it them one, consent calendar removed from the previous meeting and there are none tonight, item 0, vote on the consent calendar, roll call please. >> thank you. >> miss ly. >> yes.
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>> miss wong? >> yes. >> miss fewer in >> yes. >> mr. haney. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes abstain on k7. >> thank you. >> miss mendoza. >> yes, except on items 3 and 7. k3 and k7 because they are. >> and nay on 3 and 7. >> dr. murase. >> aye. >> miss wynns? >> aye. >> and miss norton. >> yes, >> thank you, everything is adopted. >> item p, consent calendar resolutions severed for board decision and immediate action. we had one tonight, item f10. >> miss wynns. >> he was asking me if i aid problem with this and why i wanted to pull it. i just wanted to note that this memorializes the retirement of many of our valued employees but the intended retirement
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time at the end of this year, and i just wanted to thank him and recognize his work. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> thanks. >> you got a couple. >> okay, so that was the only, okay, roll call please? >> miss ly? >> yes. >> and miss wong? >> yes. >> miss fewer in >> yes. >> mr. haney >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes. >> miss mendosa except on tom rues. >> miss norton ditto her move.
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>> seven ayes. >> item q, superintendent proposals, revision to board policy, 5132.2 to conform to the propritions ab 1575 related to pupil fees, may i hear a motion. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. >> and this item is referred to the rules committee. item r, board members proposals first reading none tonight. >> item s, board members report report from the standing committee, we would like to hear a report. >> we had an update on the research that the staff has done and the status of the common planning time that is currently happening now in the district and included considerations of cost and logistics if we were to implement it district-wide, we also had a review, a review of 360, which is creating a base
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line for behavioral rti and we had a sample survey and we are asking the staff to fill out on every student. and how, the survey works and what the survey results would be used for. >> okay. commissioner wynns could we have a report from the budget and service meeting of february 6th. >> yes, thank you, the committee met and we reviewed kind of the as we do routinely administratively approved. >> excuse me one second. i am sorry, could we take the conversation outside please? there has been a request to keep the conversation outside, please? thank you. >> you may continue. >> and honestly explaining the process for the benefit of commissioner haney which is good for all of us to review that, i appreciate it. >> but mainly we talked about
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the update on the state budget. we all believe and hope that the state budget with the passage of prop 30 and the beginning of the rebounding of the economy in california, will continue to be significantly better than we anticipated it might be for next year and the coming years. so we have some new projections about the or about our anticipated balances and did all of the members of the board get those? >> yes? >> so you all received them? i think that we should after the budget meeting actually we ought to review them, i think here for everybody and so we begin to and perhaps i will talk with deputy superintendent ly about the way that we can do the expanded budget committee report or something so that we kind of are not out of the woods not by any means, we are just, you know, i am going to i don't have it in front of me, but you can tell me that it is
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in the neighborhood of budget shortfall that we project for 3 years out. that was in the neighborhood of 60 million, is now only projected to be 42 million dollars. and so that is good. but, not good enough. it is good news just we just actually i think that the main message from the meeting is that we have to learn these kinds of things and the scale of our budget issues is changing and we have to start to think in different terms about what the scale might be. it does not mean that we don't have difficult budget decisions ahead of us but this is better than alternatives so that is the report of the budget committee. >> thank you. >> and also we had and we did as we do every year, i should just say this, go over the calendar when things might happen and has that been given to the board members and so you should look at that and see how that is going to fit in with the rest of the things that we are going to do this spring and if any member of the board has
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some comment on that, the process, and the order and when we have schedule tentatively the budget hearings and etc. and they should let me know so that we can talk about that at the budget meeting. >> thank you. >> and perhaps, dr. crawford we could talk about sitting in a short budget presentation to a future agenda, but we can talk about that. thank you. >> all right. push any standing committees to announce that are coming up? >> yes, commissioner murase. >> the curriculum committee will meet on monday, march fourth, on science, technology and engineering and math. and it will also meet in april first, monday, to address credit recovery, some of the comments that we heard earlier about a, to g requirements and
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that will be the topic in april. the ad hoc committee will meet march 11th. i will be out of the country but commissioner wynns will be preceding in meeting but i also have a few other reports. >> yes, the buildings and grounds will be meeting on the 28th and city and school districts select committee will be meeting, i am sorry building and grounds will be meeting on the 25th and select committee will be meeting on the 28th. >> thank you. all right, any announce, oh, i know i want to announce that i am appointing commissioner murase to be the representative on the ad fund board effective today so thank you for agreeing to take that on. and then any other reports from board members? >> yes, commissioner murase? >> i just want to congratulate
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the community for january, 27th, very successful, fred, 16 honorees from all corners of the community and it was a really wonderful celebration, on february 4th, richard carranza the superintendent attended the rosa, parks school it was a wonderful event where the kids had t-shirts with rosa parks on it and a wonderful celebration and i want to thank the lake shore elementary community for including me on their mass and literacy night. >> commissioner mendoza? >> so i attended the kinsy collection opening at malad which was amazing and it really demonstrated the great work of our african american community. and there, the collection is going to be at moad and so the
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museum in san francisco from february 8th through may the 19th. and it is telling the story about african american history and culture from 1632 to present. and their selection included both art and historical treasures that have been collected over the years and we are actually working with one of our partners to see, about getting all of our middle school students down to see the collection. and then, last night, we joined tom, the state superintendent for the teacher of the year and the national teacher candidate is from oakland. and unified school district. and it was a wonderful event, really highlighting, the work of our teachers across the state. and i wanted you to announce that the mayor's teacher and principal of the month awards are up for nomination, and if you visit and go to the education website you
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can nominate your teacher or principal and it is a wonderful award that they receive monetary and visibility and recognition that they deserve. and last week, we also did the giant sweep, with lincoln high school and pain and our president racel norton and there will be four events celebrating the giant sweep that occurred last season and there will be four clean up days throughout this city. and the launch for the giants it was a really great event. and that was attended by 200 of our lincoln high school students. it was a really great event and i am looking forward to the upcoming three that will follow which will be other clean up events throughout the city. thank you. >> i just would like to,
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announce that commissioner fewer and i, vice president fewer and i were at the perfect attendance celebration last saturday at brett heart elementary school. the foundation puts on a wonderful, wonderful event and they had floors and they had lunch for everybody. the students all got a medal. and it was really a wonderful celebration and my thanks to the foundation for putting on, or helping us to put on such a wonderful event and also, just to on the giant's clean sweep. i just want to thank the mayers and the giants for including the students as part of the team and i think that this is going to be a fun activity for them this year and there is a lot of opportunities to both do the art projects and creative things around the clean up and litter but also to actually volunteer in their neighborhoods. so, thank you. to them. and vice president fewer? >> thank you.
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>> i just wanted to congratulate the san francisco pta on another founder's day dinner and it is going to be this friday, and it is $50 a person and i believe miss parker are there seats still available? >> yes, there are. >> would you mind just going on the speaker and just letting folks now how they may be able to tend this event? >> yes, thanks, it is this friday, from 6 to 9 p.m., at patio espano. and we are happy to have anybody come, teachers, parents and community members and anybody that supports the pta and it is an opportunity to celebrate the work in our schools every day. and we are going to be recognizing a number of people with awards for what is happening in their schools. we will also be having our
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newly elected assembly person getting the address and our own superintendent will be speaking and we will be recognizing state pta president with the gold milk award. so you can send me an e-mail if you like to come, that is president at or you can look at our facebook page and you can find the information there. >> thank you, miss parker, i would also like to mention that i have participated in african american read allowed day at paul revere school i and i read about a book to a class about giten who started the hidelberg project. i would like to thank the fund to promoting that and putting that on. >> commissioner maufus. >> i think that all of the volunteers and schools that participated in the african american read a, loud day. >> next year don't wait for a
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spot to read because they were in demand and it was a such a wonderful experience and we welcome everyone from all cultural backgrounds to read to aur students. and so we look forward to the future participation. thank you very much. everybody. for reading. >> yes? >> i am very sorry. please, join mayor and the commissioner attorney, on thursday, valentines day for one billion rising, it is the 15th anniversary of ansblerg's work and he is orchestrating one billion rising dance revolution, including 190 countries all over the world to come together and really rise to end violence against women. so that with the school of the arts tico group will be kicking things off at city hall at
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4:00, so it is 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and the commissioners should all have received an invitation to be there with our elected city elected department heads and youth commissioners and student advisory council to lead a pledge against violence, so it is a free, event and valentines day 4:00 to 6:00 at city hall. >> thank you. >> all right, item t, report of closed section actions. >> >> the board approved by a vote of 7 ayes, the approval of one vice principal and one supervisor. and the expulson of one middle school student. and the expulsion of one middle school student. >> and proved a stipulate you lated agreement of one high school student. >> and approved by 6 ayes and 1
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nay fewer. >> and item v, adjournment. commissioner wynns will adjourn the meeting in honor of our former superintendent. >> let's see if i can get through this. our former superintendent as you heard dr. arlena passed away in albuquerque, new mexico on february second, a few weeks after her 66's birthday, if you were here, you know how she liked to celebrate her birthday, so we are happy that she got to mark that milestone. dr. akerman received her doctorate from the harvard school of education, and was one of the greatest successes as the first graduate to actually become the superintendent of a major urban school district. she was superintendent in three major districts washington, d.c., san francisco and philadelphia, as well as having been a teacher, principal and
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administrator in missouri, and chief academic advisor in seattle. and also held two masters degrees in education and one from harvard and washington university from st. louis as well as teacher's college. in july of 2000, she became the first permanent female and the first african american superintendent until 2007. she came to us during an unsettled time in history and spent years cleaning up our financial weaknesses uncovering problems with our systems and strengthens our administrative infrastructure. i have a photo in my office of her and then general counsel that i refer to as the $53 million photo. it was taken right after we found out that we would be receiving a $53 in restitution and rewards related to our building systems lawsuit settlement. we were able to redo all of the internal systems that had been ineffectively installed. caused by the demise of the
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company and used that to avoid any layoffs that year. during her time we were one of the five finalists in the 2005 prize for education receiving $100,000 for students scholarships, in 2004, we became the highest achieving urban school system in california as we have been ever since. superintendent included the development of the stars, the student and teachers achieving results program that reorganized the district more equality to oefp most challenged schools. we developed and implemented the way that the budgets programs and all of which remain in place today and have become integral parts of the parts of our district. after she left san francisco, she joined the teacher's college of colombia university, where she served as the director of the urban director's program and the scholars similar pose um. in 2008 she was the superintendent of the school district of philadelphia where she remained for three years.
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she received numerous honors and awards, including in 2010, the richard r. green award for educator of the year from the council of the great city of the schools the highest urban education award and was superintendent of the year by the national association of black school educate ors in 2004. also served on the president's board of advisors historically black colleges and universities. she should be remembered as a warrior for equity and desegregation. >> she rode the bus as a child as part of the first groups of african american students to integrate the st. louis schools and devoted her professional life to the education of america's neediest children. as we begin to lose the men and women who have had this experience we need to redobl our commitment to diversity, she was not always honored as she deserved but i am happy to be able to report that she end of her life she looked on her
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time in san francisco as the best and most productive of her professional career. her illness was short, but difficult, and much too early. i feel privileged to have been her friend as well as her colleague and i got to spend a day with her late in december. i am going to miss her, i already misser. public education in america is poorer for her loss, she leaves her two sons anthony and matthew and her four grand daughters as well as her friends and colleagues and the board of education expresses our sincerist condolences as well as our thanks to her service to our community. thank you. >> thank you, commissioner. >> thank you, commissioner. >> the meeting is adjourned.
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